January 7 in Pop Culture History

07January 7 in Pop Culture History
1608 – Fire destroyed the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia

1714 – The world’s first patent (#395) for a “Machine for Transcribing Letters” was granted in England by Queen Anne to Henry Mill. This first planned typewriter was never actually produced.

1830 – The 1st U.S. Railroad Station opened in Baltimore, MD

1927 – Commercial telephone service, via radio, began between New York and London.

1929 – Drawn by Hal Foster, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan comic strip 1st appeared

1929 – Buck Rogers, illustrate by Dick Calkins, appeared in newspaper comics.

1927 – The Harlem Globtrotters played their first game in Hinkley, Ill.

1934 – Alex Raymond’s ‘Flash Gordon’ comic strip debuted in newspapers across the United States.

1948 – Thomas Mantell reported seeing a UFO over Kentucky

1962 – The Avengers premiered in ITV, in the UK

1966 – Gene Kiniski defeated long-time wrestling champ Lou Thesz to become NWA champion.

1980 – President Jimmy Carter authorized legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.

1990 – The Leaning Tower of Piza was closed, citing safety concerns, and after some repairs, reopened on June 16, 2001.

1994 – Cabin Boy was released in theaters.

2004 – The Apprentice premiered on NBC

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